Author: Nico Jaye
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 58 Pages
At a Glance: A cute story that need just a bit more.
Reviewed By: Karen
Blurb: If he can make room in his life and his heart, an isolated medieval history professor might find a real life knight in shining armor.
A terrible breakup in his early thirties left David shying away from relationships. For years he’s been content with his solitary life, finding fulfillment in his career, books, television show marathons, and his cat’s companionship. When David meets his neighbor Zach, he can’t tell if Zach is just being friendly or if the handsome fireman might actually be interested in him. The more time they spend together, though, the more David questions his resolution to remain single. If Zach can extinguish the flames left by David’s past, David might finally break away from his structured life and take a chance on love.
Review: Where There’s Smoke was, all in all, a cute story.
David was all set to live his life alone and then, all of sudden, Zach is there coming to his rescue, and the walls start crumbling. Zach is the nice guy next door who shows David with his actions that he wants to be around. They were both very nice and sweet together.
I loved Mrs. Pettifer, she had me chuckling with her meddling, but I just felt that there was something missing, and I didn’t find myself connecting with the characters. Where There’s Smoke is a quick read, and if I’d had more, if it had been a little more fleshed out, I could see myself really having enjoyed the story. Unfortunately, though, it just fell a little flat for me.
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